I woke up more times than I can count last night. One of those times is when Owen crawled over me to get into my bed. We fell back asleep but it wasn’t long before I got up to go to the bathroom. He screamed “white bed.” I told him I was just going to the bathroom and then I would be back. Thankfully he stayed in bed and went back to sleep. It seems like the time change is catching up to me. We got ready for school and had to hurry. Time seemed to speed up for us this morning and we were rushing to get out the door. I have been encouraging him to put his shoes and socks on by himself and this sometimes takes more time. I don’t plan well for this. We weren’t outside very long and the bus turned the corner. He was excited to see it. Mondays always feel like he has more pep in his step when he sees that bus. It’s like he missed his old friend and they are reunited. He came home and told me he was going to the big slides and ready to go for a walk. I said what about your doctor’s appointment and he said his doctor can watch Mickey Mouse with him. He had a good appointment. I like the idea of adding eye therapy in because it is encompassing body awareness as well as eye control. He likes going to see the doctor and it feels like he will learn from her. She showed me exercises to do with him and each week we will build on them. We went through additional questions and she will add exercises as we build his goals. I think setting these goals with him will help me as well. I also think anything like this gives him the experience of how to interact with different people so on all levels it’s good. On the way home, he told me “tomorrow is tractor Tuesday” and he said, “let’s ride.” I thought that was so funny. I’m not sure what happened to treasure chest Tuesday but maybe it will come back. He also told me one of our friends is going with him to ride. I’m not sure that our friend knows he’s coming though. The night was pretty quiet and sleep came as quickly as our morning seemed to go. I’m thankful for another good day. I also got it worked out with his doctor that we don’t have to do his blood work yet and for me, this is a relief. I don’t want him to be stressed by this and then it causes even more anxiety. Right now he fears no doctors and I don’t want this to cause him to associate anything bad with going to the doctor. And thankfully his team all agreed. His laughter filled the air tonight as he watched videos but I could still hear the concern in his voice for his loose tooth. He wanted to use his “tooth hand” to pull it out and put it under his pillow so he could get “coins and lollipop.” His bounty is increasing. I’m thankful that the “fairy” is part of the family now and he is happy about it. Acceptance of where we are allows us to move forward to a new day. Be in the moment and know that you are incredible. Smiles to all and donut daze!
I'm Lynn Browder. Owen's Mommy. The best moments in time are when I get to see the smile on his face and that giggle come from his heart.